back in stock as of
march 5th, 2013
first in stock on
september 2nd, 2010
|open mouth (usa) #om #27 lp|
ecstatic peace! (usa) #e# 212e lp
fat worm of error “broods” long playing record
- re: jh-168
- return of the thin white dook
- shunt creek
- mashed potentate
- lichen like me
- feted corps
|september 2010 release ; .. god, has it really been four years since “pregnant babies pregnant with pregnant babies” ??? it has, hasn’t it ... damn ...|
well, in those four years i’ve seen fwoe play about 8 times, always incredible, never redundant, always resplendent, never “piled up” ; always dealing in a peculiar sort of economy wherein each member of the band strikes individually, at preordained moments, all hashed out via some collective “hive mind” system that, despite having witnessed it in action so many times, i don’t think i’ll ever fully understand ...
four years is a long time, and from the sound of things here they’ve spent it well, playing these 11 pieces over & over again, “trout mask” style, hammering down the bent nails until each stray element has landed in it’s own temporal / spectral space ... it’s truly a beautiful thing to behold ; no one else out there is working in anywhere near this level of organized aleatoricism & doing it with such panache (singer jess godard’s costume-changes have been known to get up to double-digits ; drummer neeeeel young has found a new poly-rhythm between 5/17 & 3/15 ; guitarist chris cooper’s moustache is long & finely hewn) ...
lp comes coated in mark beyer artwork (extremely apropos choice guys !!!) with a lyric-sheet allowing you to follow along at home ( “crush the placid tubers! potato dentata vagina errata tomato stigmata on flaccid pubescent blah blah blah” ) ; entirely incredible & well worth the wait ...
|open mouth press release...|
fat worm of error
cat: om #27 / e#212e
maybe its something in the raw cows milk one can so fortuitously procure here in western massachusetts, or maybe it’s that lysergic haze of berkshire foothill emanation, but whatever it may be, it is most definitely in manifestation as the five-headed rock n’ noise n’ bleet n’ zzrrp n’ roll n’ weirdcore phenomenon known only as fat worm of error.
after more than six years of live gig decimation and confusion and a smattering of cassettes, cdrs, “legit” lp releases (on labels as swank as load and ultra eczema), fwoe has become, along with noise nomads and dinosaur jr, as one of the most astounding musical whatsis factors in the pioneer valley.
it was after being stunned into melted delight one evening at our local hang (the flywheel ‘natch) by the dead battery guitar, silent psycho-killer bass, drums punked beyond the free thump joy of john stevens n’ drumbo, and the supremely swinging costume-cuhraziness of the freekwency singer…well, we wanted to do a, ahem, “proper” lp.
put this genius fringe into the studio with justin pizzoferrato (that’s right, the guy who helps engineer j mascis and t moore sides) and capture the delirious magic of fwoe in their inimitable prime. and we did! and mark beyer did the cover art! and the drummers name is neel young! and this lp rules hard, and if you happened to be in the same room as the live fwoe this last summer than you know: fat worm of error has got the coolest moustache in town. case closed.